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The Offices of Admissions and Recruitment is located in the Welcome Center on Main Campus. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Offices are not opened when the University is closed for holiday observances. Beginning January 4, 2022, our offices remain open until 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.

For answers to general questions about the admissions process, contact an Enrollment Service Representative at 706-507-8800 or toll-free at 866-264-2035. You can also send an email to enroll@columbusstate.edu.

Please review the entire contact list to find the appropriate contact for you. Each representative has a specific territory, part of the alphabet, or program for which they are responsible. The admissions counselor who is responsible for your territory is happy to help! You may call, email or use the Calendly link to contact the Admission Counselor for your territory and schedule a private virtual meeting.

Meet the Team

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Nam Nguyen

Assistant Director of Admissions
Office: 706-507-8885 | Text: 706-350-6754
Email: nguyen_nam@columbusstate.edu

Schedule a Call/Meeting

Areas Covered:

  • Georgia Counties: Atlanta Public Schools, Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Clayton, DeKalb, Elbert, Franklin, Greene, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hart, Henry, Jackson, Lincoln, Lumpkin, Madison, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Rabun, Rockdale, Stephens, Taliaferro, Towns, Union, Walton, White, Wilkes
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Bailey Brado

Senior Admission Counselor
Office: 706-507-8810 | Text: 706-810-2081
Email: brado_bailey@columbusstate.edu

Schedule a Call/Meeting

Areas Covered:

  • Dual Enrollment Students
  • Campus Visits including Daily Campus & Group Tours
  • Brand Ambassador
  • Muscogee County Schools: Calvary Christian School, Columbus High School, Northside High School, Shaw High School
  • Harris County High School (GA)
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LaJenna Thomas

Senior Admissions Counselor
Office: 706-507-8847 | Text: 706-810-5310
Email: thomas_lajenna@columbusstate.edu

Schedule a Call/Meeting

Areas Covered:

  • Adult Learners
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Tory Lewis

Admission Counselor - Regional
Office: 706-569-4128 | Text: 706-225-8798
Email: lewis_tory@columbusstate.edu

Schedule a Call/Meeting

Areas Covered:

  • Georgia Counties: Bartow, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Cobb, Coweta, Dade, Dawson, Douglas, Fannin, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Fulton, Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson, Heard, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Walker, Whitfield
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Marianela Cruz

Hispanic/Latino Admission Counselor
Office: 706-569-4460 | Text: 706-810-2168
Email: cruz_marianela@columbusstate.edu

Schedule a Call/Meeting

Areas Covered:

  • Georgia Counties: Bleckley, Bryan, Bulloch, Candler, Chatham, Crisp, Dodge, Dooly, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Jenkins, Johnson, Laurens, Liberty, Long, Marion, McIntosh, Pulaski, Quitman, Schley, Screven, Stewart, Sumter, Tattnall, Toombs, Webster, Wheeler, Wilcox
  • Alabama Counties: Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Chambers, Chilton, Choctaw, Clarke, Coffee, Conecuh, Coosa, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Dallas, Elmore, Escambia, Geneva, Hale, Henry, Houston, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Perry, Pike, Russell, Sumter, Tallapoosa, Washington, Wilcox
  • Muscogee County Schools: Chattahoochee County High School, William H. Spencer High School
Maiya Bradshaw

Maiya Bradshaw

Admission Counselor
Office: 706-569-4523 | Text: 706-810-5634
Email: bradshaw_maiya@columbusstate.edu

Schedule a Call/Meeting

Areas Covered:

  • Georgia Counties: Baldwin, Bibb, Burke, Butts, Columbia, Crawford, Glascock, Hancock, Harris, Heard, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Jones, Lamar, Macon, McDuffie, Meriwether, Monroe, Peach, Pike, Putnam, Richmond, Spalding, Talbot, Taylor, Troup, Twiggs, Upson, Warren, Washington, Wilkinson
  • Alabama Counties: Bibb, Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, Pickens, Randolph, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Winston
  • Muscogee County Schools: Carver High School, Hardaway High School, Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts
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Shyla Tapscott

Admission Counselor
Office: 706-507-8859 | Text: 706-810-5634
Email: tapscott_shyla@columbusstate.edu

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Areas Covered:

  • Graduate Programs
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Laura Vermillion

Admissions Counselor
Office: 706-565-1237 | Text: 706-480-9422
Email: vermillion_laura@columbusstate.edu

Schedule a Call/Meeting

Areas Covered:

  • Transfer Students
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Gary Bush

Executive Director of Admissions
Office: 706-507-8800
Email: bush_gary@columbusstate.edu

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Kristin Williams

Director of Admissions - Recruitment
Office: 706-507-8848
Email: williams_kristin@columbusstate.edu

Areas Covered:

  • School/Guidance, Independent, & College Counselor Liaison
  • Virtual/Cyber High Schools
  • Muscogee County Schools: Brookstone, Grace Christian School, St. Anne Pacelli Catholic High School, Jordan High School, Kendrick High School

Office of Admissions

Phone: 706-507-8800
Email: admissions@columbusstate.edu

Name Position Areas of Responsibility Email
Viola Alexander Senior Associate Director of Admissions Senior Associate Director
Transient
Post-Baccalaureate
Dual Enrollment
Tuition Waivers
alexander_viola@columbusstate.edu
Catrina Smith-Edmond Associate Director of Admissions Graduate
RN-to-BSN
Online Degree Programs
Film Certificate
Tuition Waivers
smithedmond_catrina@columbusstate.edu
Rebecca Bartlett Admissions Specialist Freshman (Last Name A-M)
Traditional and Non-Traditional Transfer
bartlett_sarah@columbusstate.edu
Lisa Morris Admission Specialist Freshman (Last Name N-Z)
Traditional and Non-Traditional Freshman/Transfer
morris_lisa@columbusstate.edu
Elizabeth Long Admission Specialist Freshman
Traditional and Non-Traditional Freshman/Transfer
long_elizabeth@columbusstate.edu
Virtual Advisor